# Third Grade News from Mrs. C

## Tidbits From the Teacher

Happy December Week #2!!

Check out the pictures of our garden harvest this week. It was pretty amazing to collect so much lettuce. We're still watching our kale, brussel sprouts, and artichoke.

Please read over the "Dates to Remember" section carefully this week AND if you know you will be missing school between now and the 18th, email me.

The end of the semester is Dec. 18th and grades will be due upon return.

• Cold tolerance and appropriate dress/shoes: We will go outside if the temp or wind chill is 35 or higher. We'll use National Weather Service as our guide.

## Dates to Remember

Dec. 1-12th: Williamson County Brown Santa Toy & Book Drive at Sommer (bring in items suited for birth - 18 years: books, toys, lotions, games, etc.)

Dec. 11th: Math Curriculum Based Assessment from the district (another benchmark test)

Dec. 17th: Fractions Test

Dec. 17th: Mrs. C's Birthday!! Woo Hoo!! Time to Celebrate!!

Dec. 18th: Last day of school and our Winter Party

Dec. 19th-Jan. 5th: Winter Break Holidays

## What We're Studying and Learning...

Reading: We are still working on making inferences and using evidence to support our ideas. We're also working on reading concepts learned through the use of menus. We have begun book groups and the Reading Pirates, Book Zombies, and Greedy Thinkers are excited!

Writing: We are looking at procedural text (How To's) again this week. Everyone is using a rubric and their writing partner to ready a piece of writing for publication.

Grammar/Spelling/Handwriting: There is spelling homework this week! Grammar and handwriting continue as usual. We are using our knowledge about nouns, verbs, and adjectives in our writing.

Math: We are in our second week of fractions. This week we're looking at equivalent fractions, we're adding fractions with the same denominator, and we're working with fractions on number lines.

Social Studies/Science: We are continuing our study of landforms.